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LIST OF ARTICLES
Deposited in the Corner-Stone of the Washington National Monu
ment on the 4th day of July, 1848.
Historical sketch of the Washington National Monument Society, since its origin,
in MS. Copy of the grant for the site of the Monument under the joint resolution of Con
gress. Constitutions of the Washington National Monument Society, addresses, circulars,
commissions, instructions, form of bond, from 1835 to 1848. Large design of the Washington National Monument, with the fac simile of the
names of the Presidents of the United States and others. Lithographed. Large design of the Washington National Monument. Lithographed. Portrait of Washington, from Stuart's painting, Faneuil Hall. Small design of Monument and likeness of Washington, with blank certificates for
contributors. Constitution of the United States and Declaration of Independence; presented by
Mr. Hickey. American Constitutions; by W. Patton. Plate engraved with the names of the officers and members of the Board of Mana.
gers. Watterston's New Guide to Washington; by G. Watterston. Map of the city of Washington; by Joseph Ratcliff. Laws of the Corporation of Washington; by A. Rothwell. Statistics by John Sessford of the number of dwellings, value of improvements,
assessments of the real and personal tax, &c., in the city of Washington, from · 1824 to 1848, print and manuscript; by John Sessford. J. B. Varnum, Jr., on the Seat of Government. The Statesman's Manual, containing Presidents' Messages from Washington to Polk,
from 1789 to 1846, vols. 1 and 2. The Blue Book for 1847; Congressional Directory; by J. & G. S. Gideon. Message of the President of the United States and accompanying documents, 1847. Morse's North American Atlas. Appleton's Railroad and Steamboat Companion. True Republican; the likenesses of all the Presidents to 1846, and inaugural ad.
dresses; by G. Templeman. Copies of the Union Magazine, National Magazine, Godey's Lady's Book, Graham's
Magazine, and Columbian Magazine, for July, 1848; by Brooke & Shillington. African Repository and Colonial Journal, 1848. Thirty-first Annual Report of the American Colonization Society. Coast Surrey Document; Ariny Register for 1848.
Navy Register, 1848; by C. Alexander.
of the Daguerreotype process; by John S. Grubb, Alexandria, Va. Silver Medal representing General Washington and the National Monument; by
Jacob Seegar. Report of the Joint Committee on the Library, May 4, 1848, and an engraving; by
M. Vattemare. Constitution of the Smithsonian Association, on the Island, instituted November 9,
1847. Smithsonian Institution—Report of the Commissioners on its organization; Reports
from the Board of Regents; by W. W. Seaton. The Washington Monument-shall it be built? by J. S. Lyon. Harper's Illustrated Catalogue; by S. Colman. Guide to the Capitol; by R. Mills. Abstract Log for the use of American Navigators; by Lieutenant M. F. Maury,
U.S. Navy. American State Papers, 1832; National Intelligencer for 1846, (bound ;) by Gales &
Seaton. American Archives, a Documentary History of the American Colonies to the present
time, fourth series, vol. 5; by Peter Force. An American dollar; by Miss Sarah Smith, Stafford, N.J. Holy Bible, presented by the Bible Society, instituted 1816. Report of Professor Bache, Superintendent of the Coast Survey; by Coast Survey
Office. Annual Report of the Comptroller of the State of New York, January 5, 1848; Tolls,
Trade, and Tonnage of the New York Canals, 1847; State of New York-first
report of the Commissioner, Practice and Pleadings; by Hon. Washingtou Hunt. Report of the Commissioner of Patents, 1847; by Edmund Burke. Fac simile of Washington's Accounts; by Michael Nourse. United States Fiscal Department, vols. 1 and 2; by R. Mayo, M. D. Specimens of Continental Money, 1776; by Thomas Adams. Walton's Vermont Register and Farmers' Almanac, 1848; by Hon. Mr. Henry. Maps and Charts of the Coast Survey; by Survey Office. Maury's Wind and Current Charts of the North Atlantic; by M. F. Maury. Casts from the seals of the Sons of Temperance and Independent Order of Red
Men; by J. W. Eckloff. A cent of 1783 of the United States of America; by W. G. Paine. Claypole's American Daily Advertiser, December 25, 1799, and the Philadelphia
Gazette, December 27, 1799; containing a full account of the death and funeral ceremonies of General Washington, the official proceedings of Congress, Execu.
tive, &c.; by G. M. Grouard. Publication No. 1, Boston, 1833. Letters of John Quincy Adams to W. L. Stone, and introduction ; letters of John
Quincy Adams to Edward Livingston, Grand High Priest, &c.; Vindication of General Washington, &c., by Joseph Ritner, Governor of Pennsylvania, with a letter to Daniel Webster, and his reply, printed in 1841: American Antimason, No. 1, vol. 1, Hartford, Connecticut, 1839; Maine Free Press; Correspondence Committee of York, Pennsylvania, to Richard Rush, April, 1831; his answer, May 4, 1841; Credentials of a Delegate from Jefferson county, Missouri, and proceedings of a meeting of citizens to make the appointment of a delegate; by
Henry Gassitt, Boston, Massachusetts. Astronomical Observations for 1845, made under M. F. Maury, at the Washington
Observatory; by M. F. Maury. Journals of the Senate and House of Representatives of the 30th Congress, and
Documents; by R. P. Anderson. Census of United States, 1840; Force's Guide to Washington and vicinity, 1848; by | W.Q. Force. Memoir of a Tour to Northern Mexico, 1846-47; by R. P. Anderson. Report on the Organization of the Smithsonian Institute; by Professor Henry. A list of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, its Officers, with the
dates of their respective appointments; by W. T. Carroll, Clerk of the Supreme
Court of the United States. Drake's Poems; Catalogue of the Library of Congress, printed 1839; Catalogue from
1840 to 1847, both inclusive; by Joint Committee on the Library of Congress. Census of the United States from 1790 to 1848, inclusive. Proceedings of the General Society of the Cincinnati, with the original institution of
the order and fac simile of the signatures of the original members of the State
Society of Pennsylvania; by Charles L. Coltman. Constitution and General Laws of the Great Council of the Improved Order of Red
Men of the District of Columbia. By-laws of Powhatan Tribe No. 1, and General Laws of the Great Council of the
same Order. The Temple of Liberty, two copies, one ornamented and lettered with red. The
letters are so arranged in each that the name of Washington may be spelled
more than one thousand times in connection: by John Kilbourn. American Silk Flag; presented by Joseph K. Boyd, citizen of Washington, District
of Columbia, on the 4th of July 1848. Design of the Monurnent, small plate, produced by a process called electrotype; by
Charles Fenderich, Washington. A copy of the Constitution of the first organized Temperance Society in America ;
by L. H. Sprague, July 4, 1848. Sons of Temperance in the District of Columbia. Coat of Arms of the Washington family; by Mrs. Jane Charlotte Washington, July
4, 1848. All the coins of the United States, from the eagle to the half-dime, inclusive. The “Baltimore Sun,” of July 4, 1848, containing leiters of Mrs. Madison, Mrs.
Hamilton, General Cass, and Mr. Fillmore; presented by James Lawrenson, Jr.,
six years old, of Washington. A large number of Newspapers from different parts of the Union, containing pub
lications relating to the National Monument Society; and a number of every Newspaper of the latest date printed in the city of Washington; a list of all
which is among the archives of the Society. A number of cents, procured by B. B. French, Esq., from the Treasurer of the Mint of the U. S., which were handed Mr. French while the procession was moving to the corner.stone, and no opportunity was afforded to examine thein, or take any note of the date of their coinage.
LIST OF ARTICLES
Deposited in the Corner-Stone of the National Monument, on the 4th of July, 1848, by the R. W. Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.
A silver plate, containing on one side, the names of the Grand Officers of the R. W. Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, and on the other, the names of the Committee of Arrangements of said Grand Lodge, consisting of the W. Master of each subordinate Lodge under its jurisdiction.
A roll of copper coin of the U. S., fifteen or twenty in number, obtained from the Mint at Philadelphia, comprising all the early extant specimens of that coin. Also a cent of the coinage of 1783, presented by Bro. W. Hurst, of this Grand Lodge.
A metallic impress of the seal of the said Grand Lodge.
A parchment scroll, containing extracts from the ancient records of Fredericksburg Lodge, No. 4, showing the initiation, passing and raising of Bro. George Wash. ington by that Lodge. Initiation, on the 4th of November, 1752; passing on the 3d of March, 1753; and raising, on the 4th of August, 1753. Also a list of the present officers and members of said Lodge.
A copy of the Constitution and By-Laws of Washington Lodge, No. of Alex. andria, of which Bro. George Washington was the W. Master.
A copy of Bro. Moore's Freemason's Magazine, published at Boston, (No. 8 of vol. 1.,) containing the masonic character and correspondence of Bro. George Washington.
A copy of the Constitution of the R. W. Grand Lodge of Texas.
A paper containing a list of the officers and members of Mount Vernon Lodge, No. 22, Georgia. Another containing those of Washington Lodge, No. 1; another those of Temple Lodge, No. 11; another those of Lafayette Lodge, No. 14; another those of Lafayette R. A. Chapter, all of Wilmington, Delaware ; and another, a list of the officers of the Grand R. A. Chapter, of the State of Delaware.
A printed copy of the Masonic Register, for the State of Pennsylvania, for the year 1848.
A copy of the “Dry Goods Reporter,” of the date of July 1st, 1848, published in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.
A silver plate containing the names of the officers of Washington Encampment, No. 1, of the District of Columbia.
A paper containing the By-Laws, and a list of officers of Wheeling Encampment. No. 1, Virginia, together with resolutions and proceedings of said Encampment, of the 15th June, 1848.
The foregoing articles were severally presented by the R. W. Grand Secretary, C. S. Frailey, to the R. W. Grand Master, who, after announcing the same, handed them to the R. W. Grand Treasurer, Robert Clarke, by whom they were placed in a leaden box, prepared therefor, and said box and contents then deposited within the cavity of the corner-stone.
INSCRIPTION ON PLATE.
4th JULY, 1776. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF
4th JULY, 1848. THIS CORNER-STONE LAID OF A MONUMENT, BY THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. JAMES K. POLK, President of the United States, and Ex Officio President
of the Society.
BOARD OF MANAGERS.
MAJOR GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT, PETER FORCE,
WM. A. BRADLEY,
P. R. FENDALL,
M. F. MAURY,
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
GEN. A. HENDERSON,
JOSEPH H. BRADLEY, CAIBF Maßsaal.